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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Rio Linda Causes a Fatality 

Fatality and Injuries Reported in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Rio Linda

One fatality and several injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Sacramento County near Rio Linda on September 26. The accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. in the residential area of Dominion Way, where it intersects with Elverta Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Extrication was required to remove the injured parties from their vehicle. 

Two People Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash Expected to Survive 

One person suffered critical injuries and did not survive the accident. Two others were taken by first responders with the Sacramento Metro Fire Department to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. They are expected to survive. The area was closed to traffic while an investigation was conducted by the CHP to find out how the two-vehicle crash occurred.

Recovering Damages Following the Loss of a Loved One

The sudden loss of a loved one leaves the family members grieving, in shock, and wondering why it had to happen. While making funeral preparations, they might suddenly realize that they not only suffered the loss but may be facing financial stress because of it. When a negligent driver was the cause of the loved one’s death, the family may want to think about filing a wrongful death claim. Areas where a claim for damages can be placed include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Income, pension, and insurance benefits provided by the deceased until the year of retirement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of guidance and nurturing of the children
  • Loss of household services

How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Helps

A wrongful death lawyer can help a family recover damages following the loss of a loved one in a two-vehicle crash or other accident. Members of the immediate family can join together to file, which includes the spouse or putative spouse and children. The wrongful death claim can also include others who received at least 50 percent of their support from the decedent. By filing a wrongful death claim, the family not only obtains financial help but also receives justice for the demise of their loved one.

How to Help a Grieving Family

After a death in a family, close friends and other family members may want to assist them in their time of need. Below are some suggestions that may be helpful:

  • Call or visit with the family if it is permitted.
  • Bring a ready-made meal to the home. All too often, grieving families forget to eat.
  • Offer to do chores around the home, such as mowing the lawn or picking children up from school.
  • Offer to run errands such as picking up prescriptions or shopping.
  • Remember, grief continues long after the funeral service. Be there for the family members if possible.

Rio Linda Wrongful Death Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Rio Linda wrongful death lawyer. My legal team and I have successfully handled numerous wrongful death claims over the years. If your loved one died due to a negligent driver, the family may want to find out if they can file a claim to recover damages. You are welcome to call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for our compassionate, free, and friendly advice. An online contact form is available also if you prefer to message us.

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